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Local news and information for Castile-La Mancha

Environment Wed, Dec 20, 2017

Earthquake of 3.7 in Guadalajara province

AN EARTHQUAKE reaching 3.7 on the Richter scale rocked the central-Spanish town of Yebra (Guadalajara province) this morning (Wednesday). No damage was reported, but the tremor was felt widely across the Castilla-La...

Entertainment Thu, Nov 9, 2017

Biggest land-locked beach in Europe to open in 2020

EUROPE'S biggest inland beach will be open for bathers from the year 2020 in a town well over 400 kilometres from the nearest coast. Alovera, in the land-locked Castilla-La Mancha province of Guadalajara, is barely...

Crime/Incidents Wed, Nov 8, 2017

Double murderer Sergio Morate jailed for 48 years

A MAN from Cuenca who murdered his girlfriend and her best friend in summer of 2015 has been jailed for 48 years, of which he has already served two through being in custody in Madrid. Sergio Morate Garcés went on the...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Spanish AIDS researcher among México earthquake victims

A SPANISH doctor is among the dead in the horrific earthquake in México – the second in a fortnight – which has killed 21 school children after their classrooms collapsed. Leopoldo Nieto Cisneros, 66, was born in...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Jul 31, 2017

Albacete forest fire into fifth day and out of control

A HUGE inferno that has forced firefighters to evacuate 17 hamlets, a holiday park and a Boy Scouts' camp when it broke out on Thursday is still raging out of control on day five. Rising temperatures, low humidity...

Crime/Incidents Sun, Jun 11, 2017

Bull runs amok in village streets

A LOOSE bull sparked widespread panic yesterday (Saturday) afternoon when it escaped onto the streets in an Albacete-province town during the local fiestas. The animal escaped from its lorry, parked in Elche de la...

Crime/Incidents Fri, May 26, 2017

Seseña tyre plant arsonist arrested a year after 40...

AN ARSONIST who set fire to a used tyre plant and caused a health and environmental emergency in the province of Toledo has been arrested, but released with charges pending trial. Javier M.P., 52, worked in tyre...

Travel/Tourism Wed, Apr 26, 2017

'History of Spain' theme park to open in Toledo in 2019

A THEME park centred on the history of Spain is set to open in the province of Toledo (Castilla-La Mancha) in two years' time, creating over 1,000 directly-linked jobs and expected to attract 15,000 tourists a day....